Spam comment deletion

On the first day of the month, any comments that have been marked as spam will be deleted. Please note this does not affect comments which are awaiting moderation.

For further information on how to prevent and handle spam comments, see: https://blogs.ilrt.org/2017/05/23/handling-spam-comments/
NB: Due to changes in how Akismet works various sites that have Comments enabled do not have spam protection properly configured.

Handling spam comments

If you are receiving spam emails relating to comments on your blog you can choose to disable comments on your blog or to enable and configure third party spam prevention services, such as Akismet:

How to manage comments
https://codex.wordpress.org/Comments_in_WordPress

Combating Comment Spam:
https://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam

If you decide to continue to use comments functionality the Akismet Anti-Spam plugin is already installed. You can enable this service by signing up for an API key from your Dashboard > Settings > Akismet. For more information see the following links:

Akismet
https://akismet.com/plans/
https://docs.akismet.com/getting-started/free-or-paid/

How can I add Javascript to a page or post

You can make use of a plugin ‘Simple Custom CSS and JS’, which will allow you to edit your custom Javascript directly in the WordPress interface.

You will need to be a site administrator of the website to enable and use this plugin.

  1. Log in
  2. Click Plugins
  3. Search for ‘Simple Custom CSS and JS
  4. Click Activate

More information can be found here https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/custom-css-js/

How to change the visibility of your blog

  1. Log into your website:
  2. On the Dashboard screen, choose the
  3. Settings option in the left-hand menu
  4. Click Reading
  5. Scroll down, there should be various options under Site Visibility

NB: By default posts and pages are only visible to users that are not logged into your website, after they are published.

If you want your website to be seen by the public and not require login to be viewed, you should have either of these options selected: “Allow search engines to index this site” or “Discourage search engines from indexing this site“.